Atmore man arrested for drugs, narcotics
Published 3:11 pm Thursday, May 26, 2016
Still in jail under $1M bond
After a several-week investigation, police narcotics investigators arrested an Atmore man for drug and gun possession, and attempting to flee charges earlier this month.
According to the Atmore Police Department, Jabarie Arnold, 37, of Atmore, has been charged with possession of marijuana I, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, altering a firearm’s identification and resisting arrest.
Chief Chuck Brooks said the APD’s narcotics investigators received an anonymous tip of illegal drug activity in the vicinity of New Order Lane in Atmore.
“After several weeks of investigations, a search warrant was secured for a residence,” Brooks said. “Officers with the Atmore Police Department, the Poarch Police Department, Escambia County Sheriff’s Department and K-9 Officer Ajax, served a search warrant at a residence on New Order Lane on May 2, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.”
Brooks said a subsequent search of the residence revealed numerous illegal drug items, including 278 grams of synthetic marijuana, hydrocodone, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
In addition, there was a pistol located with its serial numbers filed off, Brooks said.
“The violator was not present at the residence during the search,” he said.
Brooks said investigators later signed felony arrest warrants for Arnold, who was apprehended on May 10, and taken into custody by officers with the APD with assistance by the U.S. Marshals.
“Arnold attempted to flee from officers and once apprehended, was found to have drug paraphernalia in his possession,” he said.
Arnold was transported without incident to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton, where he is still in jail under a $1,000,000 bond.